Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811813
Copying to a USB stick gives bogus warning messages
Last modified: 2015-03-03 18:05:04 EST
Created attachment 576934 [details]
This is before the copy, showing that the directory ycc does not exist on the stick.
Description of problem:
Copying a few meg of files to a USB stick sometimes causes the copy operation to issue false warning messages about replacing files that don't exist.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fully patched F16
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using Nautilus select a directory to copy & hit copy. i.e. ycc
2. Using another Nautilus that pops up when a stick is mounted, rename the same directory to something else. (ycc is on the stick, representing the last copy. Rename it to some rubbish to get the name out of the way.
3. Hit paste into the USB stick.
Attaching 2 screen shots. One shows the source and target of the copy. The other shows the bogus warning. The before shows that no directory (ycc) exists on the stick
Since the directory being copied (ycc) didn't exist on the stick, how can the copy find an existing older file in the hierarchy to give the warning? That's impossible.
Created attachment 576935 [details]
This is during the copy showing the bogus message.
I believe this has something to do with the latency involved with USB sticks.
A few seconds before issuing the paste, there was a directory named ycc on the stick. I renamed it to just get the name "ycc" out of the way so that the paste could reuse the same name.
This occurs sometimes, and not others.
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